2KEH 'MI-MOR'


MILES, Henry P. 1378. Private. Discharged 18/05/1916.

MILES, Horace. 1062. Corporal. Commissioned Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 4/08/1916.

MILLER, Arthur G. P. 1604. Private 2KEH (Special Reserve) in 1912 and commissioned in 03/1914 in the 5th Cavalry Reserve ( Royal Scots Greys and 1st Royal Dragoons). Transferred to No. 3 Squadron, Private Royal Flying Corps 103243 in 11/1914. Recruited for the RFC from South Africa. Became a Major and awarded the Distinguished Service Order and Order of the British Empire. BWM and Victory medals named RFC.

MILLER, Timothy. 1641. Private 2KEH. Transferred from 2KEH to KEH as Private 2121. Arrived in France 15/07/1915 and discharged 14/05/1919.

MILNER, Robert H. 1154. Private. Commissioned Yorkshire Dragoons.

MITCHELL, Jack Fraser. 1338. Australian who had seen service in the 2nd Boer War under his birth name as Private Joseph Norman Greer, 83 with the Fourth Queensland Imperial Bushmen. He enlisted as Private Jack Fraser Mitchell 1338 in the 2nd King Edward's Horse in London on 24/12/1914 aged 35 and deployed to Bolougne on 5/05/1915 having sailed on HMTS Onward from Folkestone. He fought dismounted at Festubert, Givenchy and Ploegsteert Wood and then transferred to the 93rd Company of the Machine Gun Corps (MGC) 7/02/1916. He saw action at the Battle of the Somme supporting the 93rd Brigade attack on Serre and was awarded the Military Medal in this action. This was the same action in which my grandfather Serjeant Charles Herbert Moss, 18th Lord Durham Pals Battalion, Durham Light Infantry fought as part of 93rd Brigade, 31st Division. Jack was gassed in 1917, transferred to the Labour Corps, 447031 and discharged 29/08/1919 medically unfit and returned to Australia in 1919. He died from bronchial pneumonia in 1933 as a complication of being gassed. He was awarded the Queen's South Africa (QSA) medal with four bars (South Africa 1902, Cape Colony, Transvaal and Orange Free State), the Military Medal, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal, all medals except his original QSA are held by the family and pictured here court mounted with a name erased QSA with replacement clasps to make up the group. Photograph in MGC uniform in November 1916 (Photographs and biographical information courtesy of his grandson and my friend Ray Mitchell).

MONCK-MASON, Adrian. 1052 Private. Commissioned Reserve Brigade Royal Horse Artillery 24/06/1915.

MONTGOMERY, Albert Victor. 787. Serjeant. Commissioned 2KEH 10/12/1916. Lieutenant King's African Rifles

MOON, Winfield A. 1347. Private. Commissioned 6th Battalion East Kent Regiment 30/04/1916.
MOORE, Ernest G. 233. Private. Discharged 14/09/1916.

MOORE, Frederick. E. 840. Private 2KEH. Transferred to KEH then Private 2123. Entered France 4/05/1915 and discharged 28/03/1919.

MOREWOOD, Edward E. 205. Private. Enlisted in London. Died in service at St. Bartholomew Hospital, London.  18/10/1914. Buried in WILLESDEN OLD CEMETERY, United Kingdom. Born in London.

MORRIS, Albert Edgar. 2305 Sapper. Listed on Absentee Voters List 1918 as with the 2KEH Reserve Regiment. Lived in Duddeston, Birmingham, England.

MORRIS, Dan. 1047. Warrant Officer Class 2 as a Squadron Serjeant Major 2KEH. Commissioned 1st Reserve Regiment of Lancers 22/02/1918.

MORRIS, Eyre Percival. Second Lieutenant (Pilot) E. P. Morris, No. 8 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, and East Kent Regiment, formerly 2nd King Edward’s Horse, killed in action on 1 May 1917.  Eyre Percival Morris was killed in action on 1 May 1917 whilst flying a BE2e over Wancourt on an artillery observation patrol. His plane received a direct hit from a shell killing both him and his Observer (Lieutenant V. R. Pfrimmer). They are both buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, France. The following is an un-sourced quote, stated to have been made by his C.O. ‘Percy’s loss was a severe blow to the squadron. We truly believe he was destined to be one of our top aces and expected him to be awarded the Military Cross for his exploits.’ The following biographical detail is taken from the South Pacific Mail, which includes photographs of both recipients, who were residing in Chile on the outbreak of the Great War: Percival Eyre Morris: ‘Left for England in November 1914, and enlisted in the 2nd King Edward’s Horse. In May 1915, Percy Morris went to France with the 2nd KEH., remaining on active service for 16 months and obtaining his commission as Second Lieutenant in the East Kent Regiment to which he was transferred early in 1916. On his return to England in September 1916, he joined the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and three months later went to France again as a pilot. He was then the youngest aviator to gain the pilot certificate, being only 23 years of age. On May 1st, 1917, he was killed in action after bringing down 5 enemy machines. Lieutenant Morris took part in the following engagements: Festubert, Givenchy, Messines, Vierstraate and Ploegsteert...’. 1914-15 Star (1253 Pte., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut.); together with memorial plaque (Eyre Percival Morris); illuminated memorial scroll; and a fine quality portrait miniature of recipient in RFC uniform, painted on ivory, in oval arts and crafts style copper frame, signed ‘O.H. 1918’ sold at auction Dix Noonan Webb, UK June 2002. Brother of H. H. Morris.

MORRIS, Hugh H. 1306. Second Lieutenant H. H. Morris, East Kent Regiment, formerly 2nd King Edward’s Horse, invalided out of the army in March 1916 suffering from severe shell shock. He left Chile with his younger brother Percy in November 1914, to join the forces and enlisted in King Edward’s Horse. After training in England he was sent to France where he served in the trenches with the 2nd K.E.H. for over a year. He then trained for a commission and was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant to the East Kent Regiment. In March 1916, he was reported to be dangerously ill at Calais suffering from shell shock. He was invalided to England for treatment but has never recovered his normal health being partly paralysed with loss of speech. 1914-15 Star (1306 Pte., K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut.) sold at auction Dix Noonan Webb, UK June 2002 with the medals of his late brother Eyre Percival Morris.

MORRIS, ?. Serjeant. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

MORRIS, Joseph. Private 2KEH. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade and promoted to Temporary Major in the Machine Gun Corps then Lieutenant Colonel. Arrived in France 29/07/1915. Awarded Distinguished Service Order. From Bulawayo, South Africa.

MORRIS, William. 1506. Private 2KEH. Private 61273, 1/4th & 5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Arrived in Liverpool on 11/05/1915 from Argentina on the SS Demerara as an Anglo-Argentine Railwayman volunteer. Disembarked for France 15/07/1915. Awarded Military Medal for the third battle of Ypres (31 July – 10 November 1917). Private 302840, 11th Battalion Tank Corps then likely to have transferred to the 12th Battalion Tanks Corps (Rhine Army of Occupation). Discharged 3/09/1919. Details and photograph of medal group courtesy of Owen Dobson who owns the British War Medal which is named to 1506 W. Morris K.Ed.H and unraveled his service and civilian details. The British War Medal is the only medal of the representative group named to Morris.

MORRIS, Walter J. 1776. Private. Entered France 30/09/1915. Discharged 14/12/1918.
MORRISH, Cyril George. 1770. Private, Second Lieutenant Herefordshire Regiment attached

MORTLOCK, Ernest. 847. Acting Serjeant. Enlisted 25/08/1914 and discharged 11/10/1918. Awarded Silver War Badge 28212 and served overseas. Born 1853.

MORTON, John. 1688. Private. Commissioned Royal Engineers 22/09/1917.

MORTON, John Henry. 1259. Private 2KEH. Private Labour Corps 230747. Henry Joseph Morton of Eastham, Cheshire also known as John Henry Morton (same regt numbers etc).  Prior service as 9339 Private, 1st Wilts Yeomanry (discharged 1901 time expired). Enlisted 2KEH: 15/12/1914 at Hampton Court, London. Occupation: self-employed Rancher. Disembarked Boulogne, 4/05/1915. 6/10/1915 – Reported Sick in the field and admitted to GH at Etaples with Chronic Bronchitis. 13/10/1915 arrived England. 17/12/1915 discharged from City of London War Hospital Epsom. 5/07/1916 admitted to Military Hospital, Kilkenny, Ireland. Transferred 1/07/1917 to Labour Corps (230747 Private): 662nd Home Service Employment Company. Discharged 2/02/1919 at Nottingham, aged 52 to Army Z Reserve. Born circa 1867 with home address Bournemouth. 1914/15 Star sold on eBay Sep 2020.